The NI children’s Hospice Bunny Hop 5k was held at Hazelbank on Sunday morning. This charity race proved very popular for local runners and was well
attended by Seapark AC athletes and members of Seapark Team Jog.
Seapark AC was well represented, with the following results, Charlie McCormick 1.32, Richard Hetherington 1.38, Mark Welsh 1.39, Gary Connolly 1.41, Gillian Cordner 1.49 and Gillian Strudwick 1.54. Alison Welsh took part in the 5k race completing the distance in a PB performance of 27.53.
This fast paced race, attracted 700 athletes with the lead runners crossing the finish line in under 15minutes. Results for Seapark AC, Charlie McCormick 19.15 (PB), Caroline Salters 21.36 (PB), Alanah McCombe 21.43 (PB), Angela McCormick 24.37 , Andy Smyth 25.01 and Trevor Lamb 26.26.
Perfect weather for a post Larne 5k on Portstewart Strand. And a doggy PB for Oska too, he’d been faster if it wasn’t for my tired legs dragging him down. 26:08, I think he was happy with that. He needs to work on his selfie posing though.
Race Report: Neill Harper
Seapark athletes were out in force on Saturday at the AES Larne Half Marathon. 20 in total completed the scenic route along the coast to Ballygally and back.
Results as follows:
Ian Cleland 1:26:52
Charlie McCormick 1:29:42
Jonathan Beattie 1:31:56
Brendan Rice 1:32:34
Richard Hetherington 1:38:32
Mark Welsh 1:39:36
Lynda Shannon 1:44:17
Jonathon Bell 1:44:49
Caroline Salters 1:48:04
Gillian Strudwick 1:54:10
Angela McCormick 1:57:07
Karen Poag 1:57:28
Julie-Ann Mitchell 1:57:46
Neill Harper 1:58:54
Philip Poag 1:59:34
Roisin Mcconnell 2:04:02
Trevor Lamb 2:07:40
Gillian Barnhill 2:11:30
Gary Connolly 2:11:31
Alison Welsh 2:12:02
Race Report: Angela McCormick
Sunday 15th March, Dune Half Marathon
Five Seapark Athletes travelled to Newry to race the Dune Half Marathon. This race is an annual cross border event between Newry and Dundalk, attracting athletes from all over Ireland and beyond. Results: Charlie McCormick 1:31:02, Brendan Rice 1:34:39, Richard Hetherington 1:37:06, Caroline Salters 1:43:22 and Gillian Strudwick 1:54:19.
14 Seaparkers ran the popular annual Jimmy’s 10k in Downpatrick, the route of which took them through the grounds of Down Cathedral and along part of the Quoile River Walk. Results: Mark Welsh 45:25, Angela McCormick 50:50, Philip Poag 51:12, Neill Harper 51:24, Karen Poag 51:56, Vivien Davidson 52.22, Alison Welsh 55:16, Philip Magill 59:09, Marie Nicholson 59:13, Ann McCracken 1:01:03, Karen McMaster 1:05:28, Geraldine Kane 1:08:41, Megan Kane 1:12:50 and Carol Downey 1:17:42.
Two Seapark athletes, Tony Barclay and Vivien Davidson, competed in The Carlingford Half Marathon on Saturday 7th of March. Tony, who is a blind runner, continues his preparations along with his guide Vivien, for the forthcoming Derry Marathon at the end of May. Both runners finished the race in 2hrs 20.22
Also at the weekend Seapark athlete Trevor Lamb competed in the Addiction NI 10K race at Ormeau Park. Trevor finished with a personal best time of 54.11. Joining him in this race, also from Seapark AC, were Andy Smyth 54.50, Sarah Rea 1.04.45 and Carrie Brown 1.04.45
Seapark AC meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening 7pm at Carrrickfergus Ampitheatre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.